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for joining us. >> how are you? >> let's talk about these numbers on friday, the surprisingly strong jobs numbers. 146,000 new jobs created. the unemployment rate dropping to 7.7%. we were expecting some impact from the super storm sandy in earlier thanksgiving. what do the numbers say about the economy? >> apparently we are still struggling. these are not hugely wonderful numbers but undoubtedly we're moving in the right direction. the early thanksgiving may have canceled out negative effects of sandy. sandy really did not have much of an effect in november. >> interesting -- do you think we'll see revisions next month? >> we probably will. every month we're seeing revisions and so far they have been downward. the revisions we saw friday for october and september, were both downward slightly. i wouldn't be surprised if we see downward revisions coming up. >>> the other big story we're talking about is the fiscal cliff. can you help us read the tea leaves. we heard from timothy geithner and he was asked, if you.n don' get higher tax rates on the rich and doing away with loopholes, exempti
us read the tea leaves here? this week we heard from timothy getter in, the treasury secretary. a reporter at cnbc asked if you don't get higher tax rates on the rich and republicans come up with doing away with loopholes and exceptions are you prepared to go over the fiscal cliff and he said absolutely. kpub cans with their counterproposals this week. what's behind closed doors? how do you read this? >> you know as well as i do, what happens in the public when you have intense negotiations going on is really, is no reflection of what is going on in negotiations. i think it is important the president and white house and tim geithner think it is important to keep the possibility of going over the fiscal cliff to keep pressure on the republicans and the republicans are starting to talk about the possibility of holding up the debt ceiling come january or february. that's their trump card, as well. >> you are focused on taxes. much of the conversation has been on taxes and raising rates and revenue. we are not seeing the same conversation when it comes to size able spending cuts. >
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